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long war we launched after 9/11 has been ended in iraq. and all of those variables factor into decisions about how we mark this day as americans. but also how our leaders or our would be leaders mark it. how we commemorate 9/11 is a work in progress. we saw today a decision by the white house and the obama campaign to have vice president joe biden mark the day in a way that was not political. it was just about remembering the people who were lost that day and commemorating the sacrifices people have made in this country because of 9/11. while both sides in the presidential campaign suspended their negative ads for the day out of respect for the anniversary, there's no ban on campaigning today. there's no rule about what you can and cannot do. mitt romney gave a speech today before the national guard association in reno, nevada, and at times it sounded like his normal stump speech. he did go out of his way to attack president obama for defense cuts that are part of the sequester deal. which incidentally, are cuts that paul ryan voted for in congress. that's the kind of thin
and their family. ft. bliss is the site where the president announced the end of the iraq war two years ago. this is just over 35 minutes. >> hello, cleveland. what up! thank you so much, everybody! thanks for the introduction and your leadership. leading our troops in iraq and taking care of our soldiers now that they are at home. and right at the top, let me say that our hearts are obviously with all of the folks that were down in louisiana and the gulf coast dealing with the aftermath of hurricane isaac, our prayers are with those who have lost loved ones and i've directed the federal government to keep doing everything that it can to help our partners at the state and local level. as a country, we stand united with our fellow americans in the hour of need. i want to thank your general and the great commanders welcoming me here today. i want to give a shout out to the sergeant major of the army, ray chandler. command sergeant major robert kelly. it reminds me that the noncommissioned officers are the backbone of our military, leading the finest in the world. it is great to be back at ft.
is iraq. it's just the twin sister. it's a ba'athist regime ruling a multiethnic society. iraq had a sunnii minority rulig a shiite majority with kurds and other minorities on the side. syria has a shiite minority ruling a sunni majority with kurds and other minorities. they are mirror images of each other. now, what happened in iraq was we pulled the pin. we removed the dictator at the top and that led to an explosion sand what american did in iraq was the geopolitical equivalent >> rose: we weren't prepared for what would happen after we removed the pin. >> but then we did the geopolitical equivalent of falling on a grenade. we absorbed the entire explosion. we iraqis most of all. i'm saying our presence there prevented it from becoming a regional conflagration. and we then presided over-- largely because of mistakes originally-- but in many cases it was probably inevitable a civil war as the parties contested the new balance of power. we let them each test each other. they finally reached a point of exhaustion and balance. we then midwife add social contract between them and on
for president bashar al-assad to step down. meanwhile, "the new york times" cited reports that iraq is again allowing iran to use its air space to fly weapons to the syrian regime. the iraqis had shut down the air corridor earlier this year, under u.s. pressure. a former police chief who touched off a major scandal in china has been charged with defection, taking bribes and abusing his power. state media announced the charges against wang lijun today. in february, wang briefly took refuge at a u.s. consulate after being demoted as police chief in a city in southwestern china. that led to the ouster of bo xilai-- his former boss-- as communist party leader there. bo is still under investigation. last month, bo's wife gu kailai was given a suspended death sentence for the murder of a british businessman. in afghanistan, the military announced today it has arrested or expelled hundreds of soldiers, as part of an effort to stop so-called insider attacks on foreign troops. the attacks come as the u.s. tries to continue its plan to transition out of afghanistan. margaret warner has the story. >> w
members have fought in iraq and afghanistan. those numbers according to the white house. >>> today president obama signs an executive order to improve access to mental health services for veterans. service members and their families. the president also met with troops in texas. that comes on the second anniversary of the end of the war in iraq. more than 4,000 american troops died in that war. >>> decision 2012. his meeting in texas comes as the campaign now shifts to charlotte with republicans still trying to spin clint eastwood's performance at the rnc, the democrats are now gearing up for their own show. steve handelsman moved from tampa to charlotte and has a preview of the preps. >> reporter: before splitting up to campaign, mitt romney and paul ryan put a positive spin. >> coming out of tampa, we have given our fellow countrymen a very clear choice. >> you listened to the last guy running for president. he laid out what he was going to do. he's unable to do it. it's time to give someone new a chance. >> reporter: in his speech last night, romney did not lay out specifics. >>
. >> president obama visited texas to thank the troops to years to the day he ended the combat mission in iraq. he said they left iraq with honor. next week, president obama will make stops in norfolk, virginia, before heading to the democratic national convention. gordon peterson and scott thuman will be at the convention in charlotte next week. the we did look for their reports at 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00. a terrible day of traffic is expected the day after the holiday weekend. and some big cuts to the redskins coming up in sports. anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side
to step forward and defend our nation. it is a generation that fought in iraq and still fight in afghanistan. let us dedicate our own lives to giving back to our great nation. as one of our nation possibly%, the strength of our democracy has always rested on the willingness of those who believe in its volume and the will to serve to give something back to this country. it is my privilege to introduce to you the man who spoke those words and lives them every day, our secretary of defense, leon panetta. [applause] >> mr. president, mrs. obama, general dempsey, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, and in particular the family members who lost a loved one here on 9/11. 11 years ago, on a morning very much like this, a terrorist attack the symbols of american- trained. -- american strength. they took the lives of citizens from more than 90 countries. it was the worst terrorist attack on america in our history. today people gather across the united states and around the world to remember the tragic events of 9/11. some take part in ceremonies like this. others spent time in q
, then we go to iraq, saddam hussein, he was a good boy at one point. we have to learn to shoot straight when it comes to foreign policy. host: i have to get some other voices in here. bob? go ahead. caller: thank you for taking my call. i had a personal remembrances about 9/11. i woke up at 11:00. my mother, who had died of alzheimer's, said i needed to see this thing on television. i was speaking with a friend of mine over at the spartan route. i said -- you know, these guys are muslim fundamentalists and fanatics. they might have their real names on the manifest. go look at that. follow the money. they went back and confirmed what the fbi report said from earlier that year, which had been kind of pushed under. we got lucky in that times square bombing. we solved that one. thank god the bomb did not off. but you know, we have had 10,000 people die in that war. thank god we got osama bin laden and it was a police action. thank you so much. host: how should we mark the day? last night on facebook we ask all of you to comment on how america has changed in the 11 years. host: you can put y
in specifics about his foreign policy goals. >> i will end this war in iraq responsibly and finish the fight against al qaeda and the taliban in afghanistan. >> four years later, u.s. troops are indeed out of iraq. >> i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. operation "iraqi freedom" is over and the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. >> in afghanistan, he stepped up troop levels, unleashed drone strikes in pakistan and yemen and rounded up top terrorists including the one whose attack started a decade of war. >> tonight i can report to the american people and to the world that the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the leader of al qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children. >> yet with all of these successes, republicans are still trotting out the same line of criticism that the president has not been a strong leader on the international stage. >> unfortunately, for four years, for four years, we've drifted away from our proude
re-election and talking about his record and everything from ending the war in iraq to again, health care and also this idea that he's going to fight for the middle class. it's not really a new theme, but that's what they plan to continue hammering home. this idea that he's going to look out for everyday people unlike the republican ticket. one thing they did say is this is going to be a working convention. that's how they described it and they'll work on getting people registered to work and knock on doors, canvass and in doing so, earn a ticket to fill that huge stadium that he's going to be speak at. so we don't have too much of a preview of the speech and we'll try to contain and make the case that he's the one that will give him more time to keep the economy back on track, fred. >> athena jones. thanks so much in urbandale. we'll take the president live when he arrives there in iowa. >>> let's talk about the democratic national convention which starts tuesday, charlotte, north carolina. that's the place right there. some of the high-profile speakers include the first lady, forme
in turkey, lebanon, iraq and jordan. >> their needs are overwhelming. churches are doing what they can to help them. >> many people get to jordan with the shirt on their back. >> they bring help and hope to the refugees. many of the syrians move from border camps to arms. >> they have nothing on the floor. they are empty apartments. not the best places in town. >> we met one family helped by the effort. their faces covered to protect their identities. this man is a sunni-muslim who served for the syrian army. that led government agents to torture and imprison them. >> they made it worse for us medics they were seeking information about my friends and their movements. i refused to tell them anything. it was terrible. they beat me so badly, i couldn't lie down for one week. >> he says their captives let them go. they later fled to jordan and now live in this apartment. he is unemployed but it is food deliveries from caring christians that have made a lasting impact to his family. >> they have been a great help to us. i see them as brothers. i don't have a problem with them being from a d
of the united states now is because he was against the iraq war from the start. as a state senator he spoke out against the invasion of iraq saying he was not against all war, but he was against that war. he was never against the afghanistan war, though. when barack obama became president, in part because of that early clear stance against iraq, he quickly made clear that he would keep his commitment to end the war in iraq. and he made clear that the war in afghanistan would grow. at the end of his first year in office, president obama announced a surge of tens of thousands of troops into afghanistan, putting more american there than george w. bush ever did. the president insisted that the surge into afghanistan would not last forever. he said the surge in troop numbers had previously over by roughly now, the end of september, 2012. now a little ahead of schedule, before the end of the month, the pentagon has announced that the surge into afghanistan is over. there had been as many as 100,000 americans on the ground in afghanistan. now it is down to 68,000 which, frankly, is still a huge number
a shout out to the troops overseas serving. my brother was in the first iraq war and certainly that's something i was thinking about and i know a lot of other people were as well. >> so does that suggest they don't really want to talk about afghanistan? do you think you are seeing that from the democrats, because troops are coming home, jeff? >> i don't think it's a concession at all. we have a limited amount of time. the number one issue is jobs and the economy. that's what mitt romney has made this campaign about which i think is exactly the right thing to do and that's what they stay focused on. if you saw the theme it was about jobs, about the economy, and about president obama's record or lack thereof on job improvements. okay, how does the president thread the needle of talking about afghanistan without appearing to be driving the focus away from the bad economy? >> i think two things. first, i think most people understand that the job is multifaceted. it's not like mitt romney didn't bring up foreign issues, he brought up cuba, russia, a lot of places without talking about af
foreign policy milestones, the end of the combat mission in iraq. he did not mention governor combey by name but president obama did challenge romney's harsh assessment of his leadership abroad. >> if you hear anyone trying to fay that america is in decline or that our influence has waned don't you believe it. here's the truth, our alliances t you bver been stronger. >> reporter: obama campaign paignials rebuked romney today inr failing to even mention the troops, veterans or the conflicts in iraq and afghanistan in his convention laidh. in texas, the president laid out fis criteria for future engagement. >> in a world of serious threats, i will never hesitate to use force to defend the united states of america or our interests. at the same time, i will only ilnd you into harm's way when it is absolutely necessary. and when we do, we will give you the equipment and the clear mission and the smart strategy and the support back home that you need to get the job done. (cheers and applause) we owe you that. >> reporter: the president will spend this labor day weekend stumping in several
political and most intimate and valuable books to come out of the iraq war by "the new york times" dwight garner. it's just out in paperback. her coverage of the cultural politics of the middle east and the new york times, the "washington post," "saveur," in the nation has been recognized, and included in the best food writing series. welcome, annia. [applause] >> to the left of annia is amanda, the cofounder of food 52.com and author of the essential new times cookbook for which she won an award. a longtime staffer for the new york times, she has authored, edited and contributed to many books including the memory come and cooking for mr. latte. she left the times and 2011 to pursue food 52. welcome, amanda. [applause] >> next we have james oseland. james is editor in chief of "saveur" and was a judge on the first two seasons of bravo's top chef master to his 2006 book on the cuisines and culture of south east asia was recognized by the chains spirit award and the international association of culinary professionals and he has lectured widely. is also an editor at the sassy magazine. i lov
-out from iraq. >> we're winding down a decade of war, and we've restored american leadership. today, every american can be proud that the u.s. is safer, is stronger and more respected in world. >> brown: the president will make his own trip to the gulf on monday to survey the hurricane damage and clean-up. on tuesday, he and his party have a chance to make their case to the country at their convention in charlotte, north carolina. >> woodruff: still to come on the newshour: rescue and recovery after the storm; the end to torture investigations; the democrats' economic agenda; undecided voters on romney's address; plus, shields and brooks. but first, the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: the chairman of the federal reserve said again today the economic recovery still is "far from satisfactory". but ben bernanke stopped short of announcing new stimulus action as he addressed an annual fed conference in jackson hole, wyoming. he did repeat the central bank "should not rule out" such moves, if that's what it takes to bring down unemployment. wall street blew hot and cold o
skirt about it foreign policy in his speech. in iraq, where my son served for a year, we lost 4488 fallen angels. 32,227 wounded over 16,000 requiring care for the rest of their lives. romney said it was a mistake to end that war by bringing all of our warriors home. in afghanistan, we have lost 1980 fallen angels as of yesterday. i'm precise because every single one of those lives deserves a recognizing. god only knows what happened in the last 24 hours. [applause]. as of yesterday, 17,382 of our warriors have been wounded, some mortal. romney thought the decision that the president of the united states, we have 50 allies working with us, nato and other countries in afghanistan. the president organized them. all 50 of them said, it time to set a date to hand over responsibility to the afghans and bring our 90,000 troops home. [applause]. what did romney say? he said that was a mistake. look i seen these warriors. i have traveled in and out of the afghanistan and iraq over 20 times. i've seen these men and women. i've been up in the operating base above the mountains and above the
his thoughts. here he is, ready go. first, veterans returning from wars in iraq and afghanistan often come home to fight another battle to find a job. one army vet tried to use what he learned in the military to start a business. here is this week's, how we got started. >>> in 2003, i was deployed with the 101st airborne division as part of operation iraqi freedom. when i came home, i didn't have a plan. i decided to do something i was good at. when i was a leader in the army, you are asked to weed soldiers into combat situations that are stressful. being trained for that allowed me to have the courage and the confidence to be able to do what i did in the army on the civilian side. >> reporter: in 2008, he started empower in middleton, connecticut. it's an outdoor facility that teaches. >> get them a step out of the comfort zone and push themselves more. they are going to learn and grow from that. >> reporter: he used different networking to help it succeed. >> using chamber of commerce and organizations that are willing to help veterans. good posture. >> reporter: the company has bee
years since america's combat role in iraq ended.obama says: "in every major phase of that war, you were there - the iron soldiers. because of your speed and strength, americaa troops topled a dictator in less than a month. because of your committment, you stayed pn extended tours and went back tour after tour year after year."(mckelway on cam tag) mister bama returns to the campaign trail tomorrow with appearances in iowa. white house press secretary jay carney announccng the presiient will head to louisiana on monday to check out the impact from isaac. in washington, doug mckelway, fox news. as the weather begins to clear .... people get a good look at what isaac left behind. some areas received closs to twenty inches of rain... putting pressure on dams and levees in low lying areas. the floods surprising not only residents... but those in charge of rescuing them. mos2 says: "i was ok at first but afterrit got soohigh we knew we had to go." davis says:"because we thought ooer but at somm point last night as you'reeaware the storm turned and we started to flood wate
who served in iraq, fill ed a courtroom. his lawyer says the victim in the case was posing as an adult online and he was fooled. >> it shows the dangers of use of social networking, not just by a minor child who could get molested or assaulted, but by an adult who could get placed in the situation. >> he was called a hero by fairfax county officials after he tried to save an lek electrocution victim. folks say he brandished a gun at the victim's sister and her boyfriend after a car chase. his bail was reduced today from $1 million to $300,000. in rockville, scott broom, 9news now. >> a car just sitting in the middle of the road. the engine running and nobody behind the wheel. but get this, in the back, police find an 8 month old girl strapped in her car seat. this all went down in the wee hours of monday night in duple fridayings and police say they have now tracked down the driver. it's a relative from woodbridge and now he is charged with child neglect and drunken driving. >> one week ago today, hurricane isaac made land fall in louisiana and now we are getting the first official
of duty in iraq. while this type of oncoming is not what the committee wanted, their hearts and thoughts are with the feeks family. >> just grateful that people care and love him enough and don't even know it to be there. it is indescribable, releally. >> a viewing will be held for petty officer first class feeks tomorrow print is funeral will be at arlington national cemetery and will -- and he will be laid to rest with full military honors. jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. >> people in beverly hills were jolted awake by an earthquake. it hit around 3:30 this morning, sending many celebrities to twitter. it appears that the earth requests the topic of, say -- the earthquake was the topic of conversation, and a pretty shallow earthquake. a 4000-acre brush fire in the san gabriel mountains. the flames are only about 5% been tainted and structures are in -- contain. no structures are in danger, although people have been evacuated. a 100-foot-long 36-foot high section of the great wall of china suffered massive flooding. it was restored back in 1996. crews are going to rebuild and reinforce the
years after declaring the end to the u.s. combat mission in iraq. david kerley is at the white house this morning. david, the president trying to draw some stark contrast with his challenger in that speech. >> reporter: dan, very quickly, the obama campaign pointed out that not once did mitt romney mention the war in afghanistan or the military. so, the president stopped at ft. bliss, surrounded by soldiers. it was an official stop. but that didn't stop the president pointing out his record. he meant what he said. ending the war in iraq, going aft after al qaeda. >> even as this war ends, we will stay vigilant until afghanistan is never again a course for attacks against america. never again. >> reporter: the big message for the president to the soldiers is that the commitment of the country to those soldiers is just beginning. he talks about mental health and several other issues facing our soldiers. dan? >> he talked about the message there. now, the president gears up for the democratic convention. is there an overriding theme they're hoping to convey? >> reporter: yeah. choice, c
will get a break. >>> peter thank you. a wave of deadly attacks rocking iraq today. >> nearly 400 wounded in one of the most brutal days in the country this yeast. they attacked guns down soldiers at an army post and bombing police recruits waiting in line to apply for jobs. no one is taking direct responsibility for the attacks with the iraq de kogovernment pg al qaeda. it will take them they were forced out of before the troops with bra from that country last year. >>> political turmoil to go along with the center lines. an iraqi court convicting him and his son-in-law of masterminding the killers of a lawyer and government security official. he denies the charges and has been a fugitive in nearby turkey. the politically charged case is fuelling resentment against the government. >>> a christian pastor in iran spending the first full day with his family after being released from prison. he was incarcerated three years ago after refusing to renounce his christian faith. he originally was sentenced to die but the court reduced the charges and let him go for time served. that pastor's stor
in the disgraceful moment in the state department, saying going to iraq would be a death sentence. that wasn't true. we didn't lose diplomats there. but it's true that people could be deterred from taking dangerous posts. but we have to learn to rely on allies who are on our side of what we see as a threat. but we need to step back and begin to tell the truth. the threat against us is not just al qaeda. there is a violent ideology that is politicized, seeking to use opportunities like the video and other kinds of things to push us out of the region and to criticize those who stand against this islamist movement in the region. >> last question, of all the countries, 20 or more where there are protests, who is with us? which countries, do you think we can rely on the most to supportinous our efforts to calm things down? >> there are many countries that are deeply disturbed by the uncertainty that is unfolding there. many around the gulf coast have tried in their ways to influence outcomes in libya, for instance, and the new government in libya, while this was a terrible event that occurred there, the
income taxpayers will get a break. harris? >> thank you. >> a wave of deadly attacks rocking iraq today. (siren sounding) >> more than 90 people killed and nearly 400 wounded in one of the most brutal days in that country this year. insurgents targeting security forces in 13 different cities, gunning down soldiers at an army post and bombing police recruits waiting in line to apply for jobs. so far no one is taking responsibility for the attacks, but the government blaming al-qaeda and the group has promised to pay back areas it was forced out of before the u.s. troops withdrew from that country last year. also, in iraq today, political turmoil to go along with all of this violence you just saw. the country's fugitive vice-president sentenced to death and an iraqi court convicting him. and his son-in-law of master minding the killers of a lawyer and government security official. he denies the charges and has been a fugitive in turkey and sparking sectarian tension there is and fueling resistance against the government. a christian pastor in iran. we told, but this last night on fox rep
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